Civil/Structural Engineer @ SpaceX - Brownsville, TX

Civil/Structural Engineer

12 days ago
SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.



  • Perform structural analysis and design for large steel and reinforced concrete buildings, launch platforms, GSE equipment and foundations

  • Create structural design drawings, calculations, and design summary presentations

  • Estimate material quantities, schedules, and costs for construction projects

  • Write and manage construction contracts with subcontractors across multiple disciplines

  • Perform project control tasks, including project scheduling, budgeting, and cost control

  • Manage multi-discipline design and construction projects

  • Interact with other engineers, contractors, fabricators, and various stakeholders

  • Provide direct onsite field observations and resolve field conflicts in real time



  • 2+ years of professional experience in civil/structural engineering

  • Professional Engineering (PE) or Structural Engineering (SE) license

  • Knowledge of American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) steel manual, American Concrete Institute (ACI) code 318, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 7, and International Building Codes (IBC)

  • Experience creating structural detail drawings in AutoCAD, Revit, NX, Solidworks or similar drafting programs

  • Knowledge of ETABS, SAP2000, S-Concrete, ANSYS, FEMAP or similar analysis design programs

  • Understanding of other disciplines, such as, mechanical, electrical, geotechnical, and surveying

  • Heavy rigging experience, in analysis and/or application

  • Experience reading, reviewing, and approving shop and fabrication drawings

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills


  • Must be willing to travel

  • Ability to pass Air Force background checks for Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg


  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.

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